German treasure hunter says he may have found storied Nazi plunder

A German lawmaker and part-time treasure hunter claimed Thursday he may have found where the Nazis stashed pieces of the storied Amber Room treasure plundered from the Soviet Union during World War II. Working from a map and notes that were among the possessions of a dead Nazi air force radio operator, Hans-Peter Haustein maintains he has now pinpointed the location of the treasure buried in the mountains in the state of Saxony on the Czech border. "A scientific test of the soil has also proven that there is gold in the mountain," Haustein told The Associated Press. Haustein said he would give more details about his discovery at a news conference Friday. The claim has been met with skepticism by experts, who point out that stories of the Amber Room surface regularly, only to be proved wrong.